Elma Public Library

Elma Public Library

1860 Bowen Rd.
Elma, NY 14059
United States

Fax: 716-652-0381
Thomas Carloni, Director

Located on the corner of Bowen and Rice Roads, east of Route 400. Wheelchair accessible. Parking lot and book drop available.

Public Access Computers: 14 computers, networked, including 3 laptops, printing 10¢ per B&W page, 25¢ per color page, flatbed scanner, Microsoft Office Applications, Internet Access, Misc. "What can I do at a Public Access Computer?"

Wi-fi available.

Meeting Room, capacity 60. Copy machine, copies 15 cents each.  Click here for Meeting Room Policy & Application

We offer Notary Services. Please call ahead to confirm Notary is available.

What's Special About the Elma Library

Local History Collection

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You'll now be able to borrow a variety of non-traditional materials from the Elma Public Library!  We have a GoPro camera, a portable record player, musical instruments, robots, and more!  Click here to see the full list. 

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The Elma Public Library is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.

Elma Public Library

What's new in the library?

The Elma Public Library is open to the public!  Please, remember to wear a mask for the safety of yourself and others. 

Curbside Pickup is still available - Click here for more information on how to place an order. 


Our New Open Hours (September 8th through December 31st, 2020):

Monday 12 - 8pm

Tuesday 10am - 6pm

Wednesday 12 - 8pm

Thursday 10am - 6pm

Friday 10am - 6pm

Saturday 10am - 4pm

Closed Sunday

Ongoing Fall Events

Take & Make Crafting for Kids -  We'll have free take-home crafting kits available at the library every week!  All materials (except glue) will be in each craft kit.  Stop in anytime we're open to pick up your kit and get crafting with your kiddos!


Virtual Storytime for Babies & Toddlers - Treat your little ones to songs and stories!  Tune in to Facebook Live with Ms. Kate at 10:30am on Tuesdays!  Click on the link, and we'll see you there!


Virtual Storytime for Preschoolers - Preschoolers can tune in for a Facebook Live Storytime with Ms. Kate on Thursdays at 10:30am!  Visit our Facebook page by clicking here.

***Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all library programming for the time being is taking place online.  Visit our Facebook page by clicking here.***  

University Express has gone online this semester!  Click here to view these great virtual presentations.  Check back frequently to see what has been added!

Virtual Teen Book Club - For ages 11-17.  Join us for a Virtual Teen Book Club on Zoom!  We're reading the graphic novel New Kid by Jerry Craft.  The Zoom meeting will take place on Monday, September 28th at 6:30pm.  We'll be doing a Mini Trivia Battle based on the book!  Have five book trivia questions ready, and we'll battle it out!  The winner will receive a brand new book!  If you need a copy of the book, we have some available at the Elma Library.  Stop by and ask for a copy!  If you're interested in participating, let us know so we can give you the Zoom login.  Give us a call at 652-2719.

Elma Library Virtual Book Club - This new book club selection is The Lying Game by Ruth Ware.  The meeting will take place virtually on Zoom on Wednesday, November 4th at 6:30pm!  Please sign up with your email address at the front desk or by calling 652-2719.  We'll provide you with a copy of the book and information about how to access the Zoom meeting.  All are welcome!

Halloween Happenings! - Decorate a pumpkin and display it outside the Elma Library!  Anyone who participates will receive a treat!  Starts October 19th and runs through Halloween.  You may bring your own pumpkin, or come in and we will give you one to decorate!

Zooming in the Pumpkin Patch with The Wondermakers! - Wednesday, October, 28th at 7:00pm.  Join us for a virtual performance to get you in the autumn spirit!  We'll learn about how the goblin tricks the gardener, the ogre makes mayhem, and how Grandma rolled down the mountain in a pumpkin!  Kids are encouraged to participate in the live Zoom performance!  Call 652-2719 to register and get the Zoom link.  Space is limited!

A new Virtual Learning/Homeschooling subject guide has been added to the Library website.  This is a great educational resource for any families and children learning from home this fall!  It features learning resources for all grade levels, as well as virtual tours of museums, zoos, aquariums and historical sites!  Click here to check it out!

Elma Public Library Board Info

The next meeting of the Elma Public Library Board of Trustees will be on Tuesday, September 8th at 6:30pm at the Elma Public Library.  The meeting is open to the public.  For more information, please call 652-2719.

Annual Report

Board of Trustees

Susan Sudlik, President
Thomas E. Pirrung, Vice President
Ellen B. McGreevy, Treasurer
Terry E. Booth, Secretary
Eileen R. Holden                                                                                                                                                                        Nathan Clinard 

The Elma Board of Trustees meets at 6:30pm the second Tuesday of every month, except January, April and August of 2020. 

Board Meetings, Agendas, Minutes

2020 Minutes

2019 Minutes

2018 Minutes

2017 Minutes


  • Click here for the By-laws of the Elma Public Library



Strategic Plan

  • Click here for the Elma Public Library's Three Year Plan 2019-2021